1. One who gathers, cultivates, or sells oysters.
2. Nautical An oyster-dredging vessel.
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n, pl -men
1. a person who gathers, cultivates, or sells oysters
2. (Nautical Terms) a boat used in gathering oysters
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(ˈɔɪ stər mən)

n., pl. -men.
a person who gathers, cultivates, or sells oysters.
Also called oys′ter•er.
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